Former Senator Proves That Anyone Can Start a New Business, Even at 70
Age is just a number for Former Senator Nikki Coseteng as she shares how her love for collecting and kaftans led her to start Kaftan One during the pandemic.
When people turn 70 years old, most people think of living the simpler, quieter life of a retired senior citizen. But Nikki Coseteng is not like most people. First off, she is the former senator and congresswoman representing the third district of Quezon City. What's more, she is the owner of the now-defunct Galerie Dominique.
But at 70, the former politician is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, she’s added a new hat to the many ones she’s worn in her colorful life—that is, as the owner of her very own fashion label.
Growing Up in a Business-minded Family
Despite starting a new business at what people may say is a late stage in one's life, Nikki Coseteng isn’t a stranger to business. In fact, she has been exposed to business almost all her life, thanks to her family.
Her paternal grandfather, Eduardo Coseteng, was the co-founder of Equitable Bank, which became Equitable PCI Bank and eventually merged with BDO. As for Jose Marquez Lim, her maternal grandfather, he was an importer and exporter of food items and other products from Spain.
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